Watching the behaviour of the Brandt’s vole has helped scientists better understand the connection between diet, waste recycling by animals and health. Photo: Handout

Voles get a brain boost from eating their own poo – how can we gain the same benefits without the gross factor?

  • Many animal species eat their own waste but the reasons behind it are not well understood
  • Research led by Chinese scientist suggests there may be a way for humans to get the same healing effects without having to resort to coprophagy
Topic |   China science
Watching the behaviour of the Brandt’s vole has helped scientists better understand the connection between diet, waste recycling by animals and health. Photo: Handout
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